LEAN healthcare: a national masterclass

26 May 2017 The King's Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

John Black is a world leading authority on Lean healthcare. His pioneering work with Virginia Mason Medical Centre in Seattle led to them being named the Top Hospital of the Decade in 2010. Most recently, he has helped a Canadian locality significantly increase capacity, save millions of dollars, and improve the quality of healthcare for more than a million residents - something that we all continually strive to achieve.

On Friday 26 May, Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) AHSN extends a warm invitation to AHSN colleagues across the UK to learn more directly from John about Lean, its organisational impact and how it supports sustainability transforming local systems. 

This opportunity, linked to the national Patient Safety Collaborative priority of leadership, culture and capability building, is something not to be missed. John Black and Associates has a world class track record of bringing about change through lean methodology and leadership techniques that ultimately improve quality and increase capacity in healthcare.

You are invited you to find out how these techniques have impacted on healthcare in North America, and discover how we can adopt these processes in the UK to impact on NHS Improvement's national priorities for Patient Safety Collaboratives. 

Each AHSN is welcome to 8 - 10 delegate places. We strongly encourage Improvement Directors, senior leaders and PSC Leads who are responsible for delivering the leadership culture and capability building agenda to attend, as well as AHSN senior/executive/board colleagues.  

Purpose of the day

  • To recognise and add momentum to local efforts by applying LEAN and learning from Virginia Mason
  • To encourage migration of ambition from institutional sustainability and transformation to locality sustainability and transformation.

Topics are likely to include:

  • Improving pathway flow through lean methodology,
  • Leadership for improvement
  • Going beyond the tools to change organisational culture and broader system transformation.

Use Eventbrite to confirm your place. For more information please contact Peter Carpenter, Director of Quality and Safety at KSS AHSN. You can find out more about John and Lean Healthcare Consulting on this website